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Robbins’ renewal project gets Chicago Community Trust grant/UIC assistance

“Creating Robbins Park: Village of Robbins, IL.” (2017) Image courtesy of Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago


Backed by funding from the Searle Funds at The Chicago Community Trust, the University of Illinois at Chicago will join a partnership between the village of Robbins and the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago (MWRD) to support the Southwest suburb’s revitalization and sustainability efforts.

The $50,000, 10-month grant will allow the UIC College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs to lend project planning and management assistance to the Robbins Renewal and Resiliency Project, which aims to address environmental and economic issues in the community.

Robbins and the MWRD collaborated earlier to develop the infrastructure investment project, which centers on the creation of a stormwater park to alleviate flooding issues in the village…Read more on Newswise.

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